SINGAPORE (27 Sept 2011) – The Singapore women’s national team fell to a 2-0 loss to their counterparts from Malaysia in a friendly that was played at the Jalan Besar Stadium.
Both teams are using the game as part of their preparation for the AFF Women’s Championship which will be hosted by Laos on 16-25 October 2011.
While both teams pressed hard for the advantage, it was to be the visiting Malaysians who got the first goal of the game off Siaaya Ajad in the 12th minute.
“This match was a good benchmark for us although I am not too happy with the performance as some instructions were not well executed. Having said that, they are a new and young team and they can only get better from here on,” said Hassan, the chief coach of Singapore.
Singapore could have found the equaliser early in the second half but a header off a header from Charmine Lim went straight to the Malaysian custodian. That failure to score saw the Malaysians stepping up their game and in the 68th minute, duly got their second goal of the game off Norsuriani Mazli.
Nur Izyani (Ernie Sulastri 42nd), Nurul Khairiah (Siti Liyana 32nd), Siti Nurhidayah (Nur Nadiah 88th), Noor Fatin Afiqah, Li Xian, Charmine Lim (Cheryl Chan 78th),Kristy Rose (C), Hamizah, Nur Aniqah Imana (Nuranis 76th), Roszieva (Brittanie Bartlett 67th), Kathleen Ng (Noor Kusumawati 45th)
Rozaini Bakar (Nuratikah Ramli 85th),Siaaya Ajad (Norsuriani Mazli 60th),Steffi Sarge Kaur, Angela Anakkis (C),Rozeinie Dusileh (Nabila Waim 63rd), Esiilah Esar, Saerelynn Elly Pius, Masturah Majid, Norhanisa Yahya, Siti Fairuz (Maznah Ali 80th), Jaciah Jumilis (Zaryatie Zakaria 36th) (Fatin Saahida Azmi 60th)